[Taxacom] position announcement - National Botanic Garden of Belgium

Steven Dessein steven.dessein at br.fgov.be
Thu Feb 5 01:40:08 CST 2009

  Position announcement

National Botanic Garden of Belgium

The National Botanic Garden of Belgium invites applications for a 
full-time research position to support ongoing research on the Flora of 
Central Africa (R.D.Congo, Rwanda and Burundi). This research involves 
identification, study and validation of historical and new botanical 
specimens from the flora region in order to produce new installments for 
the 'Flore d'Afrique central'. The successful candidate will actively 
participate in (1) the follow-up of ongoing projects of the National 
Botanic Garden in Central Africa, (2) the realization of an 
international research network to promote and facilitate the study of 
the biodiversity of Central Africa, and (3) the search for additional 
funds. The researcher will organize on a regular basis expeditions to 
the flora region to build up local networks and generate new botanical 

The successful candidate should have completed a Master or a Ph.D. with 
specialization in Systematic Botany, including either floristic or 
revisionary monographic studies, ideally with an emphasis on the African 
region.  A thorough understanding of taxonomy, botanical nomenclature 
and experience in herbarium curation, and facility with computer 
databases are essential. The position requires the ability to work in a 
team environment, and provide mentoring to African colleagues.  A good 
knowledge of English and French and tropical field experience are highly 

Additional information on the job can be obtained from Prof. Elmar 
Robbrecht (elmar.robbrecht at br.fgov.be <mailto:elmar.robbrecht at br.fgov.be>).

For additional information about the National Botanic Garden of Belgium, 
please visit http://www.br.fgov.be/

To apply, send a letter of interest and a curriculum vitae to: The 
Director, National Botanic Garden of Belgium, Domein van Bouchout, 
BE-1860 Meise, Belgium.

Applications close on 15 March 2009.

Steven Dessein
National Botanic Garden of Belgium
Domein van Bouchout
B-1860 Meise

email: steven.dessein at br.fgov.be

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